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TAMEST Members Discuss Ways to Improve Military Healthcare

Texas Public Radio

January 11, 2010

The annual meeting of The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas focused on advances in military health care. TPR news coverage of the event includes comments from leading experts, including STRONG STAR Consortium Director Dr. Alan Peterson. (Link to story no longer available.)

Mental Health Experts Mobilize Against Troops’ Trauma

USA Today

November 22, 2009

In its coverage of the 2009 annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, USA Today speaks with mental health experts who work with troops back from deployment—including STRONG STAR investigators Alan Peterson and David Riggs— about the latest efforts to treat PTSD.

Combating PTSD and TBI

ADVANCE for Nurses

October 14, 2009

This news article outlines the toll that PTSD has taken on combat veterans and describes how STRONG STAR investigators are working to develop and test treatment therapies that are effective and feasible for members of the military. (Link to story no longer available.)

New Approach to PTSD Offers Service Members Greater Privacy, Reduced Stigma

Wilford Hall Medical Center

July 14, 2009

Service members seeking help for deployment-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder now have the option of being treated through primary care channels, thanks to a new pilot program offered at Wilford Hall Medical Center and other San Antonio locations through the STRONG STAR Multidisciplinary PTSD Research Consortium. The primary goal of this new research program is to offer effective therapy for PTSD within the primary care environment, where service members are likely to feel more comfortable seeking mental health assistance. (Link to story no longer available.)

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